My first attempt on doing my own pattern and doing kids apparel. And I must say I pretty happy and proud about this one.
It’s still a little large, but Elliott grows so fast, that it will fit perfectly soon.
Yes there are a couple of things, which are not completely “right”, but you learn from the process, which is the most important thing.
Making the jacket and seeing Elliott wearing it, reminds me of the jackets and clothes my Mum made for us. I loved wearing them and I am so happy that my Mum taught my sister and I the art of crafting.
The jacket is made out denim from the outside and cotton knit from the inside.The denim is stiff, because it’s not treated with any abrasion like they do with normal jeans you can buy in the store. The cotton knit was an old sweater from Tim, which was still in good shape and super soft. I love the color combination. I also used brown jeans thread for the top stitching.
The hood of the jacket is really big, but I really like it that way. I used ribbing for the cuffs.
A little update about Elliott: He is almost 20 months old, and his new words are “Beep Beep” and “oh oh” when something drops. He loves Elmo, to sing and to dance.